Take a business break and get reading
The hot weather (with occasional downpours) this summer is the perfect excuse to take some down time. A break from business as usual is essential to getting things done when you’re back at work.
Here are some must-read business articles that I loved this August, to help you gear up for what lies ahead.
Delegating is tough. Here’s a great piece on why it’s tough and what you can do about it.
I love a good reading list. However, this one isn’t good, it’s amazing.
More Michael Kitces gold here for your summer business reading (in between sips of a colourful drink under a palm tree on a beach, I hope).
This piece is about the power of constraints to unleash creativity. In 1960, Bennett Cerf made a bet for $50 with Theo Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. Cerf challenged that Dr. Seuss would not be able to write an entertaining children’s book using only 50 different words. Dr. Seuss took the bet and won. The result was a little book called Green Eggs and Ham, which has sold more than 200 million copies, making it one of the best-selling children’s books in history.”
James Clear goes on to show us how this example can apply to all of us in our creative enterprises.
Does pressure to perform translate into better performance? No. Even for those we’d expect to love that situation.
Here’s a great sports-to-business piece on a fascinating topic.
Here’s a great reminder on how to best secure the returns from equity markets. It’s a great story, but the money gods demand that you pay a price for receiving your return.
Hat tip to Carolyn Gowan at Bloomsbury Wealth, as I saw this one in her LinkedIn feed.